Review/Photos: Girls, Holy Shit, The SHE’s @ The Fillmore, 10/15

Photos by: Charlie Homo

The SHE's took the legendary Fillmore stage Friday night with their usual self-effacing charm and aplomb and unleashed a non-stop torrent of irresitable guitar-heavy pop, full [...]

By |October 20, 2010|2 Comments

Photos & Review: The Crooked Jades @ The Episcopal Church of St. Mary 10/10

So, I went to church last Sunday. To be honest, I'm not a churchgoer, but the Episcopal Church of St. Mary hosts a neat series of free shows called [...]

By |October 18, 2010|Comments Off on Photos & Review: The Crooked Jades @ The Episcopal Church of St. Mary 10/10

Review & Photos: Arcade Fire brings full production to intimate crowd in Big Sur 10/5/10

It was a 2 1/2 hr drive down the coast to Big Sur. As I hugged the treacherous curves it was hard to keep my eyes on the road. [...]

By |October 8, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Arcade Fire brings full production to intimate crowd in Big Sur 10/5/10

Review: Eric McFadden Trio and the Vau de Viere Society

Photo by: Ryan Montgomery

It's a truth universally acknowledged that good burlesque is notoriously difficult to pull off. Well, it's maybe not universally acknowledged by people in mediocre burlesque troupes, [...]

By |October 5, 2010|2 Comments

Review: Shows 28 & 29 with Will Johnson in the living room

I shot this video in Texas in 2004. It was my last intimate encounter with Will Johnson and the first time I had heard "Nothin' But Godzilla." [...]

By |September 24, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Shows 28 & 29 with Will Johnson in the living room

Efterklang, Buke and Gass, Silian Rail, Bottom of the Hill 9/20/10

Silian Rail is an Oakland two-piece, playing instrumental post rock. A guitar surgically attached to a mound of pedals, and a stack of drums. Eric, the drummer, was able [...]

By |September 23, 2010|Comments Off on Efterklang, Buke and Gass, Silian Rail, Bottom of the Hill 9/20/10

Show Review: Sleep, Saviours @ Regency Ballroom 9/13

Photos by: Charlie Homo

The second show of a two-night run has a strange vibe. The excitement from the debut performance is gone, and you can see it on the [...]

By |September 17, 2010|4 Comments

Review: Sam Amidon + Chloe Makes Music @ Cafe du Nord 9/13

For the first time since I've been going to Cafe du Nord, it was silent during the sets. Since it was Monday, there wasn't a rowdy bar crowd and [...]

By |September 16, 2010|2 Comments

Review: 2 shows & 8 bands in 1 night: Kelley Stoltz, UV Race, Total Control, Young Offenders @ Hemlock Tavern; Trainwreck Riders, Pine Box Boys, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Virgil Shaw @ GAMH 8/27

(Note to the reader: This is an epic tale, long in the telling. If you doubt your mettle, please at least scroll down and check out the respective [...]

By |September 1, 2010|8 Comments

Review/Photos: Lazer Sword, Rainbow Arabia, Religious Girls, Sister Crayon @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/26

Sacramento quartet Sister Crayon, opened the show, led by singer Terra Lopez, who used vocal effects so well they functioned as another instrument. Sister Crayon play well crafted songs [...]

By |August 31, 2010|4 Comments

Review/Photos: Japonize Elephants, Zoyres, Killbossa @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/25

Oakland’s Killbossa is a 7-piece that plays beefed up Tropicália standards (60’s era Brazilian music with a political bent). The vocals are clean, the backbeat hard, and the guitar [...]

By |August 30, 2010|Comments Off on Review/Photos: Japonize Elephants, Zoyres, Killbossa @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/25

Woven Bones, Sandwitches, Splinters – Bottom of the Hill, 8/18

Don't you love it when the first band steals the show?

I mean, of course we don't totally love it - we'd prefer to be knocked out by everyone on [...]

By |August 24, 2010|2 Comments